Stripping Away the Norm

And This May be a Tad Revealing…

Strip? Revealing? And…what?  What could be the third word?  Exotic dancer?  Nope.  W-A-X.  But I’m sure these two often go hand in hand…but for me…only the wax.  (feathers make me sneeze and my feet hurt after 10 minutes of wearing high heals not to mention, not really my thing).

My sessions of getting a monthly wax is anything but traditional.

I truly go to someone who is like a ninja.  She can have me out the door in 7 minutes while the pain is at the bare minimum.  bare.

However, our sessions haven’t been swift in a quite awhile because while I lay half exposed on a reclining chair we talk all things life enriching…and this is why I just love human beings and how beautifully different we all are to one another.

Talia is a body builder.  She is flying out at the end of the week to Texas to compete in the Texas Strongest Woman.  She hopes to place so she can then go to Nationals.  She is strikingly engaging with her vivid tattoos and partly shaved hair.  Her complexion is flawless and eyes sparkle as she tells me how she will be throwing a 200 pound boulder over a bar.  She will be judged on how many times this can be accomplished in 60 seconds.  I started to laugh and responded, “they would have to judge me on how many different model and dance poses I could do on it while I sat on top of it.” (and lightening fast, I came up with ten in while she pulled another strip)

I can compliment her on how big her legs look from the last time I was there.  She has this amazing figure and even though she falls into the heavy weight lifting category she is still such a feminine women.  Femininity isn’t size.  It’s grace.

We talk about meditation and visualization.  We talk about life coaches and even forgiving those who raised us.  We share about finding the path towards truly excepting ourselves and honoring our own path.  I tell her about a book that I treasure and that I think she too would enjoy: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

The Four Agreements are:

1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

These are such simple gifts that I utilize in my own life.

All important but I place much integrity on the ability to never make assumptions.  Talia is an amazing person and her interests are not my own but they are quite relatable.  And I value what I learn from her…she goes against the norm and believes in the power of her own strength.

Yes.  May we all attain this.

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  1. Kerry

     /  March 12, 2013

    I love this…It almost makes me want to get waxed…almost:)

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